Useful Links

Looking for funding? Information on community sport? We've compiled a list of links below to point you in the right direction of what you're looking for.

sportscotland

Scotland's national agency for Sport: www.sportscotland.org.uk

sportscotland works with partners to develop the sporting system, investing in and joining up the people, places, partnerships and planning that make sport happen:

  • advising the Scottish Government and supporting delivery of its policies
  • leading, supporting and coordinating key organisations involved in sport
  • investing National Lottery and Scottish Government funding
  • delivering quality products and services in targeted areas
  • promoting the power of sport and the contribution it makes to life in Scotland
  • collaborating with UK and international sporting systems to ensure Scottish sport is well represented and integrated
  • adding value to major sporting events and additional investment

Commonwealth Games 2014 (Glasgow 2014)

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Commonwealth Games Scotland

Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is the lead body for Commonwealth Sport in Scotland and our membership is made up of the Scottish governing bodies of the 26 Commonwealth Games Sports.

Commonwealth Games Scotland is responsible for selecting, preparing and managing Scotland’s team at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games – ‘preparing for success': www.cgcs.org.uk

Scottish Student Sport

"SSS" is the co-ordinating body for all student sport & physical activity in Scotland. 

It consists of a dynamic network of students, staff and volunteers who work in partnership to create positive opportunities and experiences through physical activity and sport, across Scotland’s Universities and Colleges: www.scottishstudentsport.com

Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils (SALSC)

SALSC is a ‘not-for-profit’ Company Limited by Guarantee supporting its member Local Sports Councils to deliver quality local sport and physical activity opportunities to their local communities: www.salsc.org.uk

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises: www.scvo.org.uk

Scottish Community Foundation

The Sport Relief grant programme is just one of the grant programmes accessible from the Scottish Community Foundation's website.

Other funds include:

  • Women's Fund for Scotland
  • Community Grants
  • The Sky Youth Action Fund

Equality in Sport & Inclusion of All

Visit the Equality Standard in Sport website for a wide range of equality-related materials to assist all sporting organisations to become more equitable and to provide a service to all sectors of the population.  For information on particular areas such as Disability Sport visit Scottish Disability Sport. Information on LGBT inclusion can be found by contacting The Equality Network.

Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising has teamed up with the Vodafone UK Foundation and the Office of the Third Sector to launch a new website offering tools and tips for more successful fundraising. www.how2fundraise.org offers expert advice and the chance to share knowledge with others via its forum.

Big Lottery Fund

sportscotland currently manages the lion's share of lottery funding intended to support sport in Scotland. Governing bodies should contact their partnership manager for advice if the guidance on sportscotland's website is not clear enough.

There are some Big Lottery grant programmes which are aimed at the development of community projects and facilities. Some sports related projects could fit the funding criteria, for example, projects at club level.

For more information go to the Lottery funding website which carries full advice and details.

BBC Get Inspired

Looking to get into sport in Scotland?

This is a great place to start.

On this page you can find out where to go, and who to speak to, to get started in dozens of sports across Scotland: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/get-inspired/23253641.  

If you're a club, you can get your activities listed on a highly viewed BBC online platform, see here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/project/get-inspired.  

To register as a BBC Get Inspired partner, follow the following link to have your club activities listed at BBC Get Inspired online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activitymaker/register.

Traveleads

Traveleads works closely with many national governing bodies of sport, plus many professional sports people and government organisations such as sportscotland and performance delivery organisations such as the Scottish Institute of Sport.

The sports team will help you cope with changes, avoid waste, manage baggage transportation, make your budgets stretch to the maximum and generally take away much of the hassle and workload associated with arranging competition travel. It’s what they do: http://www.traveleads.co.uk

Perkins Slade

Perkins Slade provides insurance and risk management services to over 300 sport and recreation associations and more than 3 million individual participants.
 
They have been the approved insurance brokers to the Sport and Recreation Alliance for over 25 years and also work with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Sports Associations:http://www.perkins-slade.com